How to find us

Where to find us:

The Auckland Project is located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, which is approximately 12 miles south of Durham, 13 miles north of Darlington, 25 miles west of Middlesbrough and 30 miles south of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Auckland Tower
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP

Travelling by Car

From the North

From the A1 motorway, take the A688 from Durham Services (J61) towards Bishop Auckland. After travelling past the Park Head Hotel, turn right at the roundabout on to Durham Road for 1.2 miles, before turning right on to Castle Chare. Drive through the Market Place and bear left on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your right.

From the South

From the A1 motorway, take the A68 (J58) to Bishop Auckland. At the roundabout, join the A6072 for approximately six miles, before turning right on to the A688. At the second roundabout, turn left onto the A689. Continue along the A689 through Bishop Auckland, then turn right on to High Bondgate, before continuing on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your left.


Car parking available at North Bondgate car park. If using a sat nav, the postcode is DL14 7PG.

Parking Charges apply Monday to Saturday, 24 hours a day (including Bank Holidays): 60p for up to two hours, £3.50 for stays over two hours.

There are electric car charging points in North Bondgate car park.

Travelling by Train

Our nearest station is Bishop Auckland, which is about a fifteen-minute walk from the Market Place.

Trains to Bishop Auckland depart every hour from Darlington, the nearest mainline station, and the train journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

Darlington station is on the East Coast Mainline, with excellent connections to major cities including Durham (20 minutes), York (30 minutes), Newcastle (30 minutes), Edinburgh (2.5 hours) and London (2.5 – 3 hours).

Visit the National Rail or Trainline website for more information and to plan your journey.

Travelling by bus

Bishop Auckland has regular bus connections around the region.

Go North East run The Castles Express from Newcastle to Bishop Auckland.

For local taxi services please click here.

From the airport

The two nearest airports are Teesside International Airport and Newcastle Airport. Teesside International Airport is approximately 19 miles away, via the A67 and A689. Newcastle Airport is 36 miles by car from The Auckland Project, via the A1.

If you’re travelling from overseas, you can also reach us via Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airport.

By bike

Combine your visit with a longer bike trip; cycle routes 715 and 70 of the National Cycle Network pass through Bishop Auckland.

Travel in the tracks of the town's industrial past on route 70 as you bike the traffic free stretch along the old Brandon-Bishop Auckland Railway Path.

There are bike racks in the Market Place for secure bike storage.